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May 1, 2014 5:56 PM by MELISSA CANONE

'Lemonader' to donate to St. Jude Hospital

One Acadiana child is using her business skills to help out the kids at St. Jude. 10-year-old Kady Broussard is participating in Saturday's Lemonade Day, which teaches kids how to start and grow a business. Kady has decided to donate a portion of her lemonade sales to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

In two days, more than 15,000 kids across Louisiana are set to participate in the fourth annual Lemonade Day Louisiana. This year's program is the largest to date. Kids are still encouraged to register for the youth initiative. Governor Bobby Jindal and a number of elected leaders throughout the state have proclaimed it National Lemonade Day in Louisiana on May 3rd.

On Lemonade Day, everyone has an important job to do by either buying or selling lemonade. The entire community is encouraged to purchase lemonade from the many stands that will be set-up throughout the state on Saturday, May 3rd. For a list of stand locations throughout the state, please visit http://louisiana.lemonadeday.org/stand-locations.

Lemonade Day Louisiana is a free, statewide educational initiative designed to teach children how to start, own and operate their own lemonade business. It is a fun, entrepreneurial and experiential learning program for all children, ages 4 - 18.

Once registered, young entrepreneurs are provided with a free backpack which contains detailed support materials, such as an Entrepreneur Workbook, Marketing Tips, and Caring Adult Guide, to help them establish their lemonade stand.

Registration is free and all youngsters are encouraged to participate. Registered participants can pick-up their backpacks from Raising Cane's Restaurants, Rouses Supermarkets and other local sponsors of Lemonade Day Louisiana.

These "lemonaders" are advised to spend a little, save a little and share a little, donating a portion of their proceeds to a local charity of their choice. After covering their expenses and paying back their investors, children are encouraged to open a youth savings account.

Registered "lemonaders" will also be able to set up lemonade stands at various businesses across the state including U.S. Agencies, PJ's Coffee, Iberia Bank, BREC and more.

Lemonade Day Louisiana was founded by entrepreneurs Todd Graves and John Georges in 2010 and has reached more than 50,000 kids. Thousands of lemonade stands were set-up throughout the state last year. These young entrepreneurs donated thousands of dollars to charity. Louisiana is one of over 40 regions in the U.S. and Canada to participate in Lemonade Day.

Youth can register for the program on the Lemonade Day Louisiana website, www.louisiana.lemonadeday.org.

For a complete list of backpack pick-up locations, stand locations and businesses statewide that are allowing kids to set-up stands in front of their businesses on Lemonade Day, please visit www.louisiana.lemonadeday.org.

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